The height of may­hem Rare medium

Pasatiempo - - Random Acts -

All good things must come to an end, in­clud­ing High May­hem’s long-run­ning, of­ten rad­i­cal, and al­ways provoca­tive an­nual fall mu­sic se­ries. For its fi­nal hur­rah (be­fore fo­cus­ing on other artis­tic pro­gram­ming), the bound­ary-push­ing arts col­lec­tive hosts four con­sec­u­tive Satur­days of mu­sic, be­gin­ning on Nov. 1 and run­ning through Nov. 22. Just as it would be nearly im­pos­si­ble to list all the artists who have passed through the doors of High May­hem, it is hard to nar­row down high­lights from this year’s im­pres­sive list of per­form­ers. Each con­cert fea­tures four or moore lo­cal and tour­ing mu­si­cal acts, with at least one High May­hem sta­ple, in­clud­ing Ink on Pa­per (Nov. 1), We Drew Light­ning (Nov. 8), The Prox­emics (Nov. 15), and Cloa­cas (Nov. 22). Doors open at 7 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. show each night; the sug­gested do­na­tion is $10. High May­hem Emerg­ing Arts Stu­dio is at 2811 Siler Lane. More de­tails, in­clud­ing a stream­ing link for all shows, are avail­able at www.high­may­ — Loren Bienvenu When it’s not show­ing movies, the Jean Cocteau Cin­ema (418 Mon­tezuma Ave.) dou­bles as a hot­bed of telepa­thy, pres­tidig­i­ta­tion, necro­mancy, con­ju­ra­tion, thau­maturgy, clairsen­tience, and other sorts of hocus-pocus. This sea­son of spook­ery fea­tures a re­turn visit from ma­gi­cian Misty Lee, the first woman to gain a staff ap­point­ment as séance medium in the Hou­dini room of the leg­endary Magic Cas­tle in Los An­ge­les. Her Santa Fe per­for­mance, which is based on the show she per­forms in Los An­ge­les, threads to­gether el­e­ments from Edgar Al­lan Poe’s short story “The Mur­ders in the Rue Morgue.” Ex­pect au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, le­vi­ta­tion, and an orang­utan, and feel free to wear a cos­tume. Per­for­mances take place on Fri­day, Oct. 31, at 6:20 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 1, at 2 p. m. and 8: 30 p. m. Tick­ets ($ 20 with dis­counts avail­able) can be pur­chased at www.jean­cocteaucin­ema­com or by call­ing 505-466-5528. — J.M.K.

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